VMS Fleet Management has taken delivery of its 1,000th commercial vehicle from Maxus, expanding its electric fleet to help customers make the switch.
The firm has taken delivery of 500 e Deliver 3 and 150 e Deliver 9 fully electric vans since September 2020, as well as diesel versions, and will lease the majority of its new batch to customers in the construction and supermarket sectors.
VMS has also converted some of the Maxus vehicles into temperature-controlled vans for clients in the pharmaceuticals and food sectors.
It is one of several significant agreements for Maxus over the past 12 months, including the recent sale of 750 fully electric commercial vehicles to DPD.
Martin James, managing director, VMS Fleet Management, said: “We were hugely impressed by the range, reliability and versatility of Maxus vans, especially with the EV range as we’re currently expanding our electric fleet and we recognise the huge emphasis that the team place on customer service.
“Price, or more importantly, value for money, was obviously key and Maxus is incredibly competitive.”
Mark Barrett, general manager of Harris Maxus, added: “Many companies across the UK are considering making the switch to EVs right now.
“But some businesses do not yet have the infrastructure needed for a fleet of EVs, VMS is aware of this too and it is why it chose to purchase a fleet of Maxus Deliver 9s as well as our electric range.
“The deal with VMS Fleet Management is an important one for Maxus and comes at an exciting time for the brand as our sales hit an all-time high. At Maxus we take pride in going the extra mile, be it through our customer service or our range and model choice. We also take the time to get to know our customers and their needs.”